Barcelona’s President, Joan Laporta announced on Thursday that Ronald Koeman is to continue as coach next season.
There has been a speculation that the Dutchman could leave in the summer after a poor end to the 2020-21 campaign.
After a meeting of the Club’s Directors, Laporta confirmed: “We’ve decided to give continuity to a contract already in place.”
Laporta explained: “We think it’s the best for Barca and we are very happy to be able to announce today that Ronald Koeman is staying.”
He said “very frank and straight” conversations had taken place before committing to Koeman until the summer of 2022.
“The time for reflection was necessary to see together what didn’t work at the end of last season.”
The Dutchman remains in the Camp Nou dugout after a “unanimous” vote despite Barca’s last 16 Champions League exit to Paris Saint-Germain and a disappointing end to the Liga title race.